Physical Sciences Club Has Big Plans For Upcoming Academic Year

After taking a yearlong break, the Physical Science Club at Black Hills State University is back with second year President, Erin Wayne. The club is creating a series of interactive events for new students involved in the organization.

Wayne is a senior at BHSU, studying environmental biology. She became the President of the Physical Sciences club in 2015 and has been working on recruiting and planning events for all the students.

“We are looking forward to getting kids interested by participating in organization fairs and handing out ice cream,” Wayne said, “we always tell them that it is good for their resumes.”

Wayne hopes to reach out more to the students who don’t think they will fit into the science organization. “The organization is not just for science students, and some people feel like they won’t be smart enough.” She hopes to involve students in other fields by having group hiking trips, star gazing with telescopes on clear nights and organization trips. One of the trips they are planning is to Glacier National Park for the spring 2016 semester.

Jason Hammer, a junior studying environmental physical science and a previous member of the physical science club, says that the group gives students a sense of belonging and is a great opportunity to meet people.

Misty Jones, a full-time environmental physical science student with a part time job says that if she had the time to join the organization, she would.

“I wish I could join the organization so that I could have help with my homework from people in the same field as me,” said Jones.

The Physical Science Club is welcoming all new members for the 2016-2017 academic year. Organization meetings are held Wednesdays in Jonas 142. If you are interested in joining, please email [email protected] for more information.